PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too.But the adverse conditions on the final day of this year's tournament, the first time golf's ...
Jul 22, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The rain was verging on torrential, the putts weren't dropping, and Tommy Fleetwood was looking thoroughly miserable on the most remote part of the soggy Dunluce Links."Oh, Tommy," he said, his shoulders slumping as his third ...
Jul 22, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry.A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Brooks Koepka doesn't need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just two months ago after leading by seven ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Xander Schauffele was still running hot on Saturday in the British Open, and it had nothing to do with a 69 that left him 11 shots out of the lead at Royal Portrush.Schauffele accused the R&A of ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday.Tommy Fleetwood is ready for the challenge."I know what it's going ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush.Lowry didn' ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Xander Schauffele is happy to be only five shots behind going into the third round of the British Open. He's just not happy with what he sees as inequity over testing that caused him to get a ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - So now we know.Tiger Woods isn't done, no matter what it looked like on his slog through the only two rounds he'll play in this British Open. He's also not in danger ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his "nearly man" tag in the majors.This time at 46.And this time with his girlfriend on the bag.Westwood was tied for third at his 25th British Open ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under ...
Jul 19, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - David Duval lost a few golf balls on his own Thursday in the British Open. It's one that was found that brought him the wrong kind of attention with a score of 14 on one hole and ...
Jul 19, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Inside the entrance to Rathmore Golf Club, just past a sign offering umbrellas for sale on a rainy day, sits a replica of the US Open trophy the club's favorite son won at Pebble Beach in 2010. ...
Jul 18, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - On the final day of practice for the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy ripped a shot out of the light rough and began walking toward the green when he stopped in the middle of the fairway for ...
Jul 18, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - There's something about playing golf on the island of Ireland that brings out the best in Jon Rahm.The warmth and pride of the people, the community feel in the fishing villages, even - believe it or not - ...
Jul 18, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened on Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn't go for very long.Woods ...
Jul 17, 2019
A CAPSULE look at 10 top contenders for the British Open, to be played Thursday-Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland (listed in predicted order of finish):RORY MCILROYAge: 30.Country: Northern Ireland.World ranking: 3.Worldwide victories: 24.Majors: U. ...
Jul 17, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without.Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, ...
Jul 16, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Adam Scott already has spent seven days at Royal Portrush, three of them with Darren Clarke, and the advice was invaluable to the end. They stood off the 18th green on Sunday as Scott listened intently to a British ...
Jul 15, 2019
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Organizers of the British Open have refused a request by former champion John Daly to use a golf cart at the championship in Royal Portrush this month.Daly had applied to use a cart because of his arthritic right ...
Jul 7, 2019
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